Red Cross Blood Shortage: Help Babies In August!

Aug 08, 2020 at 11:31 am by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  The Red Cross is critically low on blood. The need for blood is constant, and volunteer donors are the only source of blood for those in need. Blood cannot be manufactured and there's no replacement.

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Help Babies

When you come to donate, you are not only helping the smallest patients, but also supporting our heroes on the front lines. We're all in this together. Your blood donation could give a premature baby the chance at a long, happy life.

The American Red Cross has a constant and ongoing need for blood and platelet donations. There is no known end date in this fight against coronavirus, and the Red Cross needs the help of blood and platelet donors and blood drive hosts to meet the needs of patient care.  Please schedule your next donation appointment now to help prevent another blood shortage.

Additionally, the Red Cross is testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. The Red Cross hopes testing will provide critical insight into whether donors may have possibly been exposed to this coronavirus, as some COVID-19 carriers can be asymptomatic. We are committed to helping others in meaningful ways during this pandemic.

Donating blood products is essential to community health and the need for blood products is constant. As part of our nation’s critical infrastructure, healthy individuals can still donate in areas that have issued shelter in place declarations or are operating under a phased reopening plan. The Red Cross follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and volunteer donors are the only source of blood for those in need. As hospitals resume surgical procedures and patient treatments that were temporarily paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic, donors are urged to give now to ensure blood products are readily available for patients.  

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The Heart of Tennessee Red Cross is at 501 Memorial Boulevard. Contact the Red Cross and learn when there is a local drive that fits your schedule. Phone 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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